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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The release of chemical agents can cause loss of life and result in major incidents....

A survey of emergency department staff’s opinions and experiences of family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation

A survey of emergency department staff’s opinions and experiences of family presence...

Aim To identify the views and experiences of emergency nurses and doctors of the presence of...

Reflections on personal psychological resilience arising from the Shoreham air crash in 2015

Reflections on personal psychological resilience arising from the Shoreham air crash in...

Following critical events many people experience a period of emotional and cognitive...

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for...

Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in...

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad...

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in...

Competency framework

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime...

Colles’ fractures in emergency departments

Evidence-based management of patients with Colles’ fractures in emergency departments:...

Distal forearm fractures are a common presentation in UK emergency departments (EDs)....

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are...

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in...

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in...

Aim Clinical handover at the point of discharge is critically important. It generally occurs...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of...

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors...

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an...

Aim The aim of this study was to examine an emergency department’s (ED) multidisciplinary...

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

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